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February 9, 2023 67 min

Keep moving through the fair and through life with the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast #592. Plus, learn five things you can do in County Mayo, Ireland next time you go.

Black Market Haggis, The Bookends, Stratford Symphony Orchestra, Ballinloch, Mary Beth Carty, Fire In The Glen, Logical Fleadh, The Out of Kilters, Crow's Nest, Clay Babies, Na Rósaí, Scythian, Reilly, Ryan MacNeil, Bill Grogan's Goat, Jen Midkiff



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0:02 - Intro: Bed & Breakfast & Mitchell Petersen

0:11 - Black Market Haggis "Whistling Postman Set" from Better Than It Sounds

4:13 - WELCOME

5:22 - The Bookends with the Stratford Symphony Orchestra "Salvation Contradiction" from A Celtic Celebration: The Bookends with the Stratford Symphony Orchestra

10:07 - Ballinloch "The Man from the Daily Mail" from Rise Up!

12:45 - Mary Beth Carty "Dutch Tea Jigs" from Crossing the Causeway

16:16 - Fire In The Glen "Tha Mi Sgith / Gary Ford / Cailleach a' Ghobhainn" from Cutting Bracken

Tha mi sgith Pronunciation: Haaw mee shgee
Cailleach a' Ghobhainn pronunciation: kyle - ach A - Gov - awn

19:45 - FEEDBACK

22:28 - Logical Fleadh "Lark In The Morning/Gold Ring/The Slammer" from Logical Fleadh (17 - Track Album)

Fleadh Pronunciation: Flaah

26:54 - The Out of Kilters "The Big Strong Man" from Hot Potatoes

30:15 - Crow's Nest "Lochanside" from Crow's Nest

35:07 - Clay Babies 'When the Boll Weevil Hit the Cotton" from Philomathea

37:56 - Na Rósaí “Lord Mayo" from First Rain


45:05 - Scythian "Fire in My Heart" from Roots & Stones

48:36 - Reilly "Black Velvet Band" from Durty Pool

52:21 - Ryan MacNeil "Cearcall A' Chuin (The Ocean's Circle)" from Shuffle

Cearcall A' Chuin Pronunciation: kee - urkle A  -  queue - inn

55:37 - Bill Grogan's Goat "The Blacksmith" from Third Eye

1:01:34 - CLOSING

1:02:31 - Jen Midkiff (she/her) "She Moved Through the Fair" from Collage

The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather and our Patrons on Patreon. The show was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs.

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